Formlabs, announced the Fuse 1+ 30W, in what it claims is its most powerful industrial selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printer to date. Built off the success of the Fuse 1 SLS 3D printer, the Fuse 1+ 30W integrates upgraded components — including a more powerful laser — to enable new materials and deliver high throughput so customers can produce parts in hands up to 2x faster. With an upgraded galvanometer system, the Fuse 1+ 30W boasts industry leading print speeds enabled by a powerful laser and rapid scanning speed of up to 12.5 meters per second.
In addition to the Fuse 1+ 30W, the company released Nylon 11 CF Powder to its SLS materials library designed for the Fuse 1+ 30W for end-use applications. This nylon-based, carbon fiber reinforced powder will enable users to produce strong, yet lightweight parts in-house.
Noted Max Lobovsky, CEO and co-founder of Formlabs, “With the Fuse 1+ 30W, we’re pushing SLS 3D printing to new heights — delivering rapid, high-throughput SLS printing at a price point that companies can afford. In total, Formlabs has sold over 100,000 professional SLA printers — more than any other 3D printer manufacturer — and the Fuse 1+ 30W sets us up to similarly dominate the SLS market.”
The Fuse 1+ 30W packs industrial power at an affordable price. Designed for reliability and an efficient end-to-end workflow, it integrates new components to improve throughput and material performance while operating as a compact, contained ecosystem. From print setup to powder recovery and mixing, the Fuse Series hardware and Formlabs software maximize efficiency at every step of the process.
To support the Fuse 1+ 30W print capabilities, Formlabs’ newest material, Nylon 11 CF Powder, can produce lightweight rigid parts that can withstand repeated impact, making it a replacement and spare alternatives to metal parts, high-impact equipment and functional composite prototypes. With Nylon 11 CF Powder, Formlabs customers will get the best of nylon and carbon fiber with a highly stable, high-performance material that is perfect for end-use applications that require both high stiffness and superior strength.
Fuse 1+ 30W features include:
● High throughput and fast turnaround with 30W laser printing at scan speeds up to 12.5 meters per second, with parts delivered in-house under 24 hours;
● New, industrial-grade materials enabled by active powder handling system;
● Printed material properties competitive with industry leaders thanks to a nitrogen purge print option;
● Low-waste printing due to high packing density and powder recyclability, enabling low cost per part and a fast ROI.
Nylon 11 CF Powder features include:
● Carbon fiber-filled;
● High stiffness and dimensional stability;
● High degree of vibration / impact resistance with a high strength-to-weight ratio;
● Thermally stable
Fuse 1+ 30W are available to order now starting at $27,499 USD, and will begin shipping in late August.